In the event a party is not able to make spousal maintenance or child support payments, those matters could end up going through the Courts. If the debt has not been paid, it is possible that the person liable for child support or spousal maintenance could end up being bankrupted.  

In respect of child support, the penalties that can accrue are substantial if no payment arrangement has been made. In either child support or spousal maintenance debts, we recommend that you see a lawyer promptly to try and sort out your affairs.   There is always the option of seeking assistance from your local community law centre, or even an appointment at a Citizens Advice Bureau, legal clinic, to help you out of any difficult situation.  

If you need advice on Child Support or Spousal Maintenance, get in touch with Jeremy Sutton.  


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